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    Re: Removing old brood frames.

    I think best option to not lose the brood is to use a queen excluder between boxes I have a second box on them. The frames I have in are wood with plastic foundation. Cell size I am not sure of.
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    Re: Removing old brood frames.

    The reasons I didn't expect any real good frames when I get a nuc is just as robb2k expressed. Regardless that's the way they were when I picked them up. I didn't really have much choice not many I...
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    Re: Removing old brood frames.

    You are correct obviously she like them. It was probably a bad idea there is another Queen Bee in my life that thinks she know all the right things too. LOL
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    Removing old brood frames.

    I bought a couple nucs this spring and the frames are pretty bad shape, as you would expect. I would like to remove and I have been moving them gradually to the out side of the brood box hoping they...
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    Re: swarm of new hive

    thank you. I thought that also but I only had available today the nuc boxes today. if they don't take off too soon I will get some more deeps out.
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    Re: swarm of new hive

    I do know a tree climer but he is 76 year old LOL. I spread three nuc boxes under tree with Honey Bee Healthy which has lemongrass in it. It is 7:30 now and they are still parked there. I sure wish I...
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    swarm of new hive

    I started a new hive this year from a nuc that I bought from a commercial keeper. I opened it a week ago and they had plenty of room it has two deep brood boxes and two suppers on it. It swarmed...
  8. Thread: rainy weather

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    Re: rainy weather

    plenty of white Dutch clover. Sweet clover blooming but not near me :-( . brood pattern looks good to me. About a deep box and a half I have two deeps on them and one super but they are putting very...
  9. Thread: rainy weather

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    rainy weather

    Does this wet spring affect nectar gathering? I started 6 hives from nucs this year and they have not stored much honey yet.
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    Re: feeding new hives?

    Will they build a bigger hive of just fill the drawn comb with syrup and get honey bound? I guess that would be (syrup bound). LOL
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    feeding new hives?

    I started some new hives from nucs and packages. I had some drawn comb for some and undrawn frames for others. I know I should feed the bees with undrawn frames but if I feed the hives with drawn...
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    Re: Multiple Queen Cells?

    I guess my fear is when the queen cells emerge as new queens the battle will ensue. Then I could end up without a mated queen in the hive because it is too cool for newly emerged queen to mate.
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    Re: Multiple Queen Cells?

    I have the same thing taking place with a new nuc I obtained. It had and has all stages of brood. A live queen and three queen cells after a week. It is too cool here for a new queen to mate so...
  14. Thread: Adding Supers

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    Adding Supers

    I opened and checked my hives yesterday all have brood started. When should I super the hives? I had one hive that had a super left on it for feed and the brood is being build in it, so I am thinking...
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    Help please! feeding bees sugar

    It was so dry here that the bees collected very little off the golden rod. I have been feeding them 2 to 1 sugar syrup but it is getting cold now and I'm wondering if I can put thick syrup in comb or...
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    Boosting floundering hive

    When installing frames of brood to help a hive that needs a boost should the nurse bees go with the frames of brood or will this cause conflict.
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    MichaelW Yes, Why did the Queen move to the top...

    MichaelW
    Yes, Why did the Queen move to the top box? Also why the stores of honey below the brood box and none or very little in the super?
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    I want to combine two hive because one has a new...

    I want to combine two hive because one has a new Queen and a small nest but the other hive I screwed up some how and the new queen introduction failed so there is no queen now in a fair sized hive....
  19. Thread: Spring build up

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    *They will consume a lot of stores raising brood...

    *They will consume a lot of stores raising brood and the left over stores will help with that. 1:1 sugar syrup is the best I know of for stimulation. But then if they've got pollen coming in they...
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    I have 3 hives with Russian queens. I lost one...

    I have 3 hives with Russian queens. I lost one over the winter, 3rd year with no treatment. I should have done a mite drop last fall but I was too confident after 2 years with no treatment. there...
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    SSS Shoot,shovel,shutup

    SSS Shoot,shovel,shutup
  22. Thread: hive conversion

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    OdFrank Where are you getting the 11 1/4 frames...

    OdFrank
    Where are you getting the 11 1/4 frames or are you making them?
  23. Thread: hive conversion

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    Thanks This is an 11 frame Dadant Deep box. Why...

    Thanks
    This is an 11 frame Dadant Deep box. Why don't you like it? It makes a nice one box brood nest

    *A lot of the frames are shot. I was contemplateing going to something I could buy from...
  24. Thread: hive conversion

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    My hives are 18 1/2 x 20 x 11 1/2 deep. I want to...

    My hives are 18 1/2 x 20 x 11 1/2 deep. I want to convert to 16 1/2 x 20 x 9 1/2 Dadant. The large frames are too large to fit in the Dadant boxes haow do I get the brood nest into the new smaller...
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    I didn't state it very well but I did have a...

    I didn't state it very well but I did have a question about the size of the new queen in the nuc. Is this normal when the start their own from a frame of eggs? I guessing she is probably 6 weeks old....
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